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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 
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An Arab Spring for Entrepreneurs?

In Tunisia, the Souk At-tanmia project provides funding and technical support to budding entrepreneurs.

 
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Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America offers a new look at American poverty as well as recommendations for combating it.

 

Social Innovation Creates Prosperous Societies

The old paradigm of government aid is inadequate. What's needed are innovative solutions that foster sustainable economic growth.

 

Tapping the Entrepreneurial Potential of Grassroots Innovation

Instead of treating poor people as a sink of public aid and assistance, we should view them as a source of new ideas and innovations.

 

Philanthropy and Inequality

The disruptive force of the "new philanthropy" holds the promise of helping to reduce inequality. But will it actually do so?

Reviewed By Robin Rogers | 1 | Summer 2013
 
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Bottom-Up Solutions to Mitigating Climate Change

NGOs, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and philanthropists need to help slow climate warming.

 
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The Globalization of Giving

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

Jobs and Social Innovation

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 
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China’s Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles

The Chinese government’s effort to create an electric vehicle industry illuminates the promise and peril of economic development policies.

 
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Improving Household Balance Sheets

The Citi Foundation shifts its grantmaking operations to offer hands-on financial training.